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Helping people into employment

Vinny

Vinny

Vinny, an HGV driver from Rochdale, Lancashire, has been out of work for 18 months. 

“It was just really difficult,” he explains. I didn’t know how to do anything with my CV and couldn’t get online, which you have to do now to search for work. The Job Centre try to help, but they have to see so many people to deal with that it becomes really tough to get the advice you need.”

Vinny recently started using The Salvation Army’s Jobs Clinic in Rochdale Corps. He felt a distinct change when it came to the first time he visited the Clinic.

[Read more: Jobs Clinic in Rochdale helps the Unemployed]

“It was unbelievable. They sat me down, made me feel welcome – even offered me a cup of tea.

“Two days ago, I couldn’t do that,” pointing to his CV, newly printed, updated, and ready for respective employers. “But Roy [who runs the Clinic] has really helped me with my CV and my computer skills, as well as getting online. It’s everything for me, I’ve been trying to get this sort of help for months.”